Agenda and minutes

General Purposes Committee
Wednesday, 8th March, 2017 11.30 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Kevin Tomkinson 

Items
No. Item

15.

Appeals against refusal of inspection of documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules (in the event of an appeal the press and public will be excluded).

 

(*In accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals against the refusal of inspection of documents.

16.

Exempt Information - possible exclusion of the press and public

1  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.

 

2   To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.

 

3   If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-

 

RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information, as follows:-

 

Minutes:

There were no resolutions to exclude the public.

17.

Late items

To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration

 

(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)

 

Minutes:

There were no late items.

18.

Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary and Other Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2000 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct. Also to declare any other significant interests which the Member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19-20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

19.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence from the meeting.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor G Latty (Councillor Buckley attended as substitute) and Councillor Varley.

20.

Minutes - 1st February 2017 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To receive and approve the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 1st February 2017.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 1st February 2017 be approved as a correct record.

21.

Approval of the 2017/18 Pay Policy Statement pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To receive a report of the Chief Officer HR asking General Purposes Committee to seek Members’ views on the revised Pay Policy Statement and for the Committee to make recommendations to Full Council to approve the changes before the start of the 2017/18 financial Year.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Officer HR submitted a report seeking Members’ views on the Pay Policy Statement- 2017/18 and for the Committee to make recommendations to Full Council to approve the changes before the start of the 2017/18 financial Year.

 

RESOLVED –

 

1a)  That the Pay Policy Statement at Appendix A to the submitted report be recommended to full Council for approval.

 

b)  That any in year requirement to amend the Annual Pay Policy Statement as a consequence of changes to council policies is undertaken by the Director of Resources and Housing and/or the Chief Officer (HR) or on advice from the Section 151 Officer and that this be reported to the General Purposes Committee to then make recommendations to Full Council for approval.

 

  2   To receive assurances from the Deputy Chief Executive and the Chief Officer-HR, that the senior management pay structure is appropriate and  complied with.

 

22.

Appointments to the Independent Remuneration Panel and of Independent Person for Standards Matters pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To receive a report of the City Solicitor asking General Purposes Committee to make recommendations to full Council concerning these two appointments and to agree to the establishment of a member panel to make recommendations on appointments to the Independent Remuneration Panel necessary in 2018.

 

Minutes:

The City Solicitor submitted a report asking General Purposes Committee to make recommendations to full Council concerning the two appointments in respect of the Chair of the Independent Remuneration Panel and the Independent Person for Standards Matters and seeking agreement to the establishment of a member panel to make recommendations on appointments to the Independent Remuneration Panel necessary in 2018.

 

RESOLVED –

 

1   To recommend to Council that;

 

a)  Sir Rodney Brooke be re-appointed as Chair of the Independent Remuneration Panel until the end of June 2018.

 

b) Mr Gordon Tollefson be re-appointed as the Council’s Independent Person for a 5 year period until July 2022

 

 2 That a Member Panel be established to consider and make recommendations on appointments to the Independent Remuneration  Panel necessary in 2018.